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A security Issue

Hi all,

how can I protect the data of the 'local SyncBOs' on my mobile device. The 'data' folder is accessible for everyone one and the data is visible in plain text. How can I protect these data from unauthorized access? Imagine you lose your PDA...

Is the persistence API responsible for securing the data or are there any encrypting tools a programer can use?

Thanks for any comments,


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    Posted on Jul 12, 2004 at 03:09 PM

    SAP designed the Mobile Engine to support data persistence via a database or the native file system. By using a database it is possible for customers to encrypt the stored data. However, this capability must be balanced against possible performance issues.

    Of course you could use tools to encrypt your data, but then you have either to dive into synchronization layer or do it afterwards but with leaving the ME framework.

    And if you a afraid of loosing your PDA, then e.g. PocketPC 2002/2003 offer the possibility to password protect your device.

    The most imortant fact concerning security is IMHO the transmission layer, which is secure due to the use of SSL.



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